Life and Business Begins and Ends With Trust

By Mark Given

In business and in life, the foundation of success and happiness has always been built on TRUST. You already know that the divorce rate in America is way too high (damaged trust issues), and in a similar fashion, the repeat rate for customers and clients returning to the same real estate agent for future transactions is also dismally small. In fact, if you take a look at a recent NAR Profile of Ho

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Seeking the 13 Steps of Quality Leadership

By Mark Given

I’m not sure about you, but in my life, and in my current surroundings, it seems harder and harder to find people with a deep level of integrity and vision. Most people just don’t have the qualities that help them stand above the masses, and training as often as today’s needs require. As a young Boy Scout, I vividly remember being taught the traits that make a quality leader. My

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Fail. Grow. Repeat.

By Shelley Dunagan

Fail. Grow. Repeat. Wishing all a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2019 filled with failuresShelley DunaganWhy are organizations not allowing for failure amongst their leadership teams? Why aren’t they promoting failure?What? Did I read this right? Why is an excerpt from a book on leadership wishing me failure in 2019? Simple. Failure can be the leading indicator of future succ

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FROM WALL STREET TO REDEFINING FINANCIAL NEWS FOR BLACK PROFESSIONALS

By Kori Hale

Kori Hale has spent just over six years away from her desk on Wall Street, but the startup founder of CultureBanx—which is trying to redefine business, finance, and tech news through the lens of black professionals—still introduces herself as an investment banker. Hale was indeed an investment banker in her past life. She worked for UBS Investment Bank in London and as an

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PAY YOURSELF FIRST

By Taylor Davis

Why is this important? First, you’re investing in YOU. You will get to benefit from the savings you put aside, and if you plan for even further into the future, generations to come will benefit from it as well.  Second, if you don’t invest in yourself, who will?  Sure, you get a paycheck for the work that you do, but that’s only one source of income. &nbs

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Closing Sales in Two Calls or Less

By Calvin Dorsey

Businesses have three daily objectives:1) To develop new business2) To retain current customers3) To maximize revenueThis article shares a system from A-Z that will improve your bottom line.( This article appeared in the September 2003 Issue of Life Insurance Selling )

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Good Market Positioning

By Calvin Dorsey

Good Market Positioning takes an holistic approach to building your personal brand and delivering excellent results for your clients. It shows how integrating all of your skills and experiences can produce a win-win-win reality for your clients, you, and the community because of the insight that you gain from taking an holisitc approach in business. ( The article was published in the 2005, The Bes

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Why You Should Never Listen to AM

By Ron Price

 In my adopted home state of New Mexico, the ongoing question is “red or green” referring to one's preference for chile. For today’s blog, my question is do you listen more to AM or FM. Before you answer I must tell you this has nothing to do with radio and that my hope is you will choose to only listen to FM, never AM.A part of this being human business is t

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What You Said Isnt What I Saw

By Dave Oakes

 At work, the average person spends 9% of his/her day writing, 16% reading, 30% speaking and 45% listening. Despite the fact that speaking and listening consume a whopping total of 75% of the work day, few people know how to do either effectively. A study done at U.C.L.A. several years ago found that when you send a message to someone, the meaning is gleaned from three differ

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The Hero Quest

By Erik Larson

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/10/08/your-personal-hero-questYour PersonalHero QuestHOW TO SOLVE THE DOING VS. BEING PARADOX AND LIVE MORE IN FLOWA bout 4,000 years ago, young Sumerians dutifully copied wedge-shaped symbols thathad been pressed into clay tablets with a reed stylus. The tablets they copiedrecorded a poem about King Gilgamesh, a tyrant who ruled

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